Devotional/Family Prayer: Honoring the Mothers
Light the first of the twelve candles on the Yule Log. If not using a Yule Log, light the first of twelve tea lights assembled for the season.
On this, the first night of Yule, when the world prepares to wait out the longest night and seek the return of the sun, we pay honor to those who waited with us in our times of trouble and celebrated with us in our triumphs over adversity.
Tonight, we honor the Mothers of Old.
Mothers of our lines, Mothers of our Hearts,
Mothers of our Mother’s Mothers, we invite to our fire this day.
Those who celebrated our joys, those who despaired beside us in our trials and heartaches,
Those who toiled to keep us healthy and well, those who gave so that we might receive,
Ancient Mothers, we honor you.
We give to you these gifts (offer milk and honey)
That you may be filled with the nourishment with which you filled us
And the sweetness you sought to bring to our lives every day.
Ancient Mothers, accept our offerings.